Thursday, December 3, 2009

the year that was in tennis 2009

The best of tennis 2009

Australian Open
Jelena Dokic magical comeback at this year Australian Open was rewarded with a quarterfinal birth after she defeated Alisa kleybanova in the fourth round. The last time she reached the quaterfinals in a grand slam was in 2002

French Open
Robin Soderling of Sweden cause one of the biggest upset in men's tennis by beating four time Roland Garros winner Rafael Nadal of Spain in the fourth round of the championship.

It was a day to remember at Roland Garros when Roger Federer finally lifted the championship trophy and defeating Robin
Soderling of Sweden in straight sets thus equaling Pete Sampras record of 14 grand slams title
and a career slam.

The match touted to be one of the best after last years epic final match between Federer and Nadal.
The last set itself lasted 95 minutes.
Roger Federer breaks Pete Sampra's 14 grand slam title in the process.

US Open
A shot so rare, Federer make it so effortless. A shot between the legs during his semifinal match against Novak Djokovic.

The incident that clouded Kim Clijsters efforts.

Kim Clijsters became the first unseeded and unranked player to win the championship.
The first mother since Evonne Goolagong at 1980 Wimbledon to win a major

Sony Ericsson Championship
For more of the story click, Caroline Wozniacki overcomes cramp

Barclays ATP world tour finals
Davydenko becames the first Russian to win the year ending championship.

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